Ginelle-2CALGARY (March 11, 2013) – Ginelle Polini, student at the University of Calgary, received the 2013 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow Award for Western Canada from national charitable organization Enactus Canada and proud sponsor HSBC Bank Canada. The award presentation took place at the 2013 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition on March 8th in Calgary.

A born leader, Polini ventured out into the city of Calgary to gain financial and community support for the student-led Enactus team at the University of Calgary. She revamped the team’s Business Advisory Council and served as a mentor to fellow members, in whom she instills the importance of community sustainability. Polini has also contributed time to other non-profits including Right To Play.

“At HSBC we believe that the strongest leaders are developed over the long-term,” said Sandra Stuart, Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Bank Canada. “We are very pleased to support Enactus Canada’s exciting program focused on developing and nurturing the talents of Canada’s emerging female leaders.”

The HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow Award is designed to recognize, celebrate and honour female university and college students – on a regional and national level – who exemplify success and inspire their peers, community and country through entrepreneurial leadership.

“I strive to be a mentor to young women in my community and work to make the world a better place,” says Polini, “I am honoured to have my work recognized by HSBC and Enactus Canada. To be named a HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow will bring profile to the work my Enactus team is doing.”

Ginelle Polini is one of six regional award winners from across Canada who will travel to the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition taking place in Toronto in May in the hopes of being named the national 2013 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow.

The top 50 award applicants from across the country will also be invited to attend the exclusive “HSBC Women’s Leadership Forum” to be held at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition from May 6-8th in Toronto. This annual forum will bring together the top entrepreneurial female leaders of today and tomorrow to dialogue and find solutions to Canada’s social, economic and environmental issues.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit

ABOUT HSBC BANK CANADA: HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in Canada. With around 6,900 offices in over 80 countries and territories and assets of US$2,721bn at 30 September 2012, the HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.


Media Inquiries:

Jody Lundrigan
Director, Communications
Enactus Canada
P: 416.304.1566 x 222
M: 416.346.0131
Sharon Wilks
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs
HSBC Bank Canada
P: 416-868-3878